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What Is Premature Ejaculation?

Written by Dr. Poosha Darbha and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

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Premature ejaculation (rapid climax within seconds) is common. It is natural in people with an overly sensitive penis, but it is distressing and disappointing for the couple. To overcome the problem naturally, one needs to understand how exactly it happens and learn how to stop it. It is somewhat like learning control on urination or on passing stools. This we all have learned in our childhood. Similarly, one can learn control over ejaculation with a few weeks of practice.

To gain ejaculatory control, follow the instructions mentioned:

  • Learn to indulge in foreplay.
  • Do not penetrate into the vagina quickly. Penetrate slowly in stages.
  • Once you penetrate, do not start thrusting right away. Wait for a few seconds before you do.
  • If you feel you are close, inhale deeply or think of something boring to distract yourself.
  • After this gap of few seconds, you may resume thrusting again.

Please read it few times and practice.

Immediate Relief

For immediate relief, I suggest applying a thin layer of Gesicain 5 % ointment (Lidocaine) or Xylocaine to the head of the penis 10 to 20 minutes before intercourse. Wipe it off (not wash) with a cloth before inserting the penis. This has no side effects. It will reduce the over-sensitivity of the tip of the penis for a few minutes and thus help the male stay longer in vaginal intercourse.

It should be repeated each time you participate in sex, till control is gained through the above natural method.


Alternatively, I suggest taking Dapoxetine tablet such as Duralast 30 mg or tablet Sustinex 30 mg about one to three hours before intercourse. Some people may get mild (tolerable) side effects from this medicine. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent.

Ayurvedic Preparations

A number of ayurvedic preparations claim to increase the intravaginal latency (ability to stay longer in vaginal intercourse). Vitex and X-tone are two such herbal preparations.

For more information consult a premature ejaculation specialist online -->

Last reviewed at: 07.Sep.2018



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